Environment

November 30, 2019 - Sarah McIvor, Sejal Patel

Learning from least developed countries on effective climate adaptation and resilience

Some of the key elements characterising effective adaptation and resilience to climate change are a long-term perspective, coordinated and coherent action, and a socially just and inclusive approach.

November 25, 2019 - Sofie H. Flensborg

Trade in wildlife as a pathway to sustainable development in poor countries – critical assumptions

Well-managed trade in wild animals and plants can contribute to the conservation of the species.

November 05, 2019 - Brendan Vickers, Hilary Enos-Edu

How trade can assist least developed countries hit by natural disasters

Many least developed countries are vulnerable to recurrent natural disasters, which exacerbate existing challenges, disrupt long-term investments and divert resources away from development to reconstruction.

October 30, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

EIF covering environment, 4IR and global trade climate in new analyses

The Enhanced Integrated Framework’s Trade for Development News is launching a new series of articles focusing on three major trade conversations happening today.

October 24, 2019 - Daniel F. Robinson, Margaret Raven

Ethical trade in natural products based on traditional knowledge

There are examples of sustainable, fair and ethical trade in products based on natural, biological resources and traditional knowledge.

October 08, 2019 - Dale Honeck, Susan Snyman, Paulin Zambelongo

How can we protect African biodiversity via LDC ecotourism?

Solutions, pitfalls and priorities to stimulate ecotourism, preserve wildlife and develop, sustainably

October 10, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Protecting an enigmatic commodity with enormous potential – gum arabic

For an arid swath of Africa, a sap-like substance offers income possibilities for the poorest of the poor, along with environmental benefits

May 01, 2018 - Giovanni Valensisi

Renewables in Least Developed Countries: More arrows in the quiver?

Ensuring universal access to energy will constitute a major challenge for least developed countries. What are the key considerations that these countries should keep in mind as they deploy efforts towards meeting this objective?

March 08, 2018 - Stacy Corneau

Six key factors in formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining

Working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)—informal mining activities carried out using minimal technology or machinery—provides livelihoods for millions of people

March 08, 2018 - Simon Hess, Hang T.T. Tran

Wanjira Mathai on women's renewable energy entrepreneurship in LDCs

EIF Coordinators Hang Tran and Simon Hess interview Wanjira Mathai of wPOWER partnership on women's entrepreneurship in renewables

January 29, 2018 - Simon Hess, Michelle Kovacevic

From hunting to harvesting: Zambia’s eco-friendly approach to beekeeping

Recognising that traditional honey harvesting damages the forest, Zambia’s rural communities are using modern beekeeping practices that value trees and produce better quality honey. 

December 20, 2015 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Trade and eco-friendly business solutions

Developing eco-friendly business solutions for rural households

November 17, 2015 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Fighting to maintain ecosystem balance and halt the advancing Sahara desert

Oumar is one of the 370,500 people in Mali producing gum arabic, among which 80% (296,400) are women.